Kari Venäläinen

Title of the startup session:Business Finland services and funding for pre-phase and start-ups

Affiliation: Account manager in Business Finland, Startups 

Education: M.Sc. (Food Science), Helsinki University 

Interests and highlights of recent work:

Year 2019 he helped appr. 250 Finnish startup companies in their path to international growth with Business Finland services and funding – and of course with his own experience and networks. 

He has worked in Business Finland and Tekes for 15 years to help Finnish companies and universities. He has focused since 2013 to startups. 2008-2012 he worked as 35 M Sapuska Programme manager to make Finnish food companies more international.  

Before Tekes he worked 12 years mostly for Finnish food and ingredient industry in production, R&D, sales and marketing. 

More information: Twitter: MrSapuska |LinkedIn: Kari Venalainen